‘Spamalot’ in SpamtownPublished 12:03pm Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Summerset takes a whack at classic comedy
Never was there a more fitting production to stage in Austin.
Monty Python’s “Spamalot” opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday as the final show in Summerset Theatre’s 46th season. Other performances are at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-4 and 7-10. All performances are held at the Frank W. Bridges Theatre at Riverland Community College. A special preview performance will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of the annual “Knight Under the Stars” fundraiser.
The show retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features beautiful show girls, flying cows, killer rabbits, French people and, of course, plenty of everyone’s favorite canned ham.
“Of course Summerset has wanted to perform Monty Python’s Spamalot for quite some time,” said Lindsey Duoos Williams, director/choreographer of the production and executive director of Summerset Theatre. “This musical is the perfect fit for Austin. We’ve had a lot of fun making this production our own; we’ve hidden some special references in the show that local residents will enjoy.”
Individual tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for children age 16 and younger. Tickets are on sale at the Summerset Theatre Box Office in room E107 in Riverland’s Austin East campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performances. Call 507-433-0595 or email email@example.com for more information. Buy tickets online at summersetaustin.org.